DISCOVER ONE OF CAYMAN’S AMAZING TREASURES
Strange as it may seem, there is really a place called “Hell” in Cayman’s paradise.
Located in the district of West Bay on Grand Cayman, Hell is a unique natural wonder of rugged blackened limestone outcropping. The jagged formations are a result of millions of years of geological evolution, due to acid rain and consumption of the rock by carbonate-loving organisms. This erosion has left an eerie and desolate looking landscape earning this location its highly appropriate name. The rocks are estimated to be 10 to 15 million years old.
Visitors have been flocking here for decades, for bragging rights that they have “been to Hell and back” or have simply taken someone’s advice to “go to Hell!”
Naturally, the ‘Devil’ roams at Hell and no visit is complete without a photo taken with him, you may also catch a glimpse of an “Angel” while on site.
A postcard dispatched from Hell Post Office is also a good way to share a memorable visit to this site.
Hell is located on lands owned by the Cayman Islands Government, as well as on adjoining areas, which are privately owned and offers a similar experience.
We booked the Heart of Grand Cayman Tour on our recent visit to the Grand Cayman Islands. Wilmot was our driver. We had a wonderful time touring a number of... read more areas of Grand Cayman. We especially enjoyed visiting the Caybrew Distillery, Botanical Gardens and Pedro St. James. Wilmot was very informative about the Cayman Island history and development, including the airport expansion which was fascinating to hear.
The tour is about 3.5 hours in length, but it goes fast. We highly recommend taking this tour.
October 27, 2018
We booked Webster's for our transport to our condo and back to the airport a week later. The total cost for 2 of us roundtrip was $150. That... read more may seem steep but the ease of the whole process was worth it. We were immediately greeted when we exited baggage claim, helped with our bags, and taken directly to our condo. 7 days later at exactly the time they said they would pick us up, they were there. No hassle whatsoever. Nice air-conditioned bus. Friendly drivers.
Thanks for the ease of transport.
April 10, 2019
This is a great little craft market with handmade artisan crafts.Very well made and beautiful! Definitely worth stopping by and supporting this local artist.
February 9, 2019
Hell features tourist trap rips offs and some interesting rocks without any explanation. Yes there is a postal service but this was a let down and Grand Cayman would... read more do well to get rid of this in its present form.
March 11, 2020
Isn’t that fun a kind of hell you can get it and out whenever you want? So that’s the place you get.
As I was told, the first British who... read more came around said when they look to those rugged rocks: this place looks like hell or this place must be how hell looks like...
There’s also a post office to send postcards from hell and two shops selling tees making fun of the fact...go there and buy stuff as hell...
January 29, 2020
What a cool tourist attraction.. They have chickens running all over Hell-literally lol... The monumens behind the store is what is called "Hell" and were very unique. The little shops... read more had funny t-shirts and other touristy items you can buy. Photo op when you pull in.
February 5, 2020
took the tour "Flavors of Cayman Island Tour " with Alfredo as a guide. I had a lot of fun. I'd like to mention that Alfredo is very professional... read more and improved my experience quite a lot. He is a five stars guide for sure.
November 5, 2019
My boyfriend & I went on this excursion with a cruise we were on. I didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Our guide on the bus was... read more Wilmot he was very funny and made ride fun. Once we got to the caves our guide was Jermaine again super funny. They had complimentary bug spray which if you forgot yours i highly recommend you use. We were the first tour 8-9am so caves were still warm but not sauna hot. Jermaine had a lot of interesting facts & said they will be expanding. Would definitely go again once they add more caves and ATV.
July 31, 2019
Nothing says you are having a great vacation like sending friends and loved ones a post card from Hell including the post mark!
December 27, 2022
I was a little disappointed as the pics are great. However, it's really a small market, but the locals who are there are very friendly and great to chat... read more with. I expected more handmade stuff, but not as much as I thought. I did buy some prints. I hate when you see the original artwork but then are sold a print. I went ahead and bought some, but would rather have originals. You might find a cheap shirt or bracelet. If room allows the there's a lady who handweaves baskets and purses. I didnt have room as I'm doing a carry on only, but she's worth a look at. It sits on the corner across from the water down past Kirk Freeport and Atlantis office. It's just one big tent with about 12-15 vendors. Maybe it's bigger during high season? IDK. Anyway if time permits go there. If not the shopping boutiques in the port area aren't badly priced anyway.
October 11, 2019
We arrived on June 8 and was taken to resort by Wilmot - very nice and helpful. On June 14, did the Best of Cayman Tour with Wilmot as... read more our guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful at all places we stopped. He took pictures for us, which was great. He even took us back to the airport today when we had to leave. Thank you Wilmot!!
- Dietz family of 3
June 15, 2019
Stopped by early in the morning before the cruise ship crowd and met two wonderful vendors named Janet and Rosemary. Janet braids thatch onsite and I purchased one of her... read more beautiful hand made hats. Prices are reasonable and the service is provided with a smile. Also bought a beautiful Caymanite necklace from Rosemary. Rosemary is a dear- we had great conversation and she even corded my necklace again when I told her that I wanted it to be longer. Definitely two gals you must see. The market is small but good quality items specially at these two booths. Small chickens sometimes run around but where is that not the norm in Cayman! Fun time.
August 6, 2019
Even on a rainy day in the Grand Caymen are there many things to do. OUr private excursion with Berres as our guide from Webster's Tour made it amazing.... read more A must see the Crystal Caves. Then stopped at Hell- a littel disappointing, not much really to see but evryone goes there to say they have gone to Hell. Then stops at the Rum Cake Factory and Rum Distillery. After the Crystal Caves these site not as exciting, must if you have time make the stops. Berres with his incredible information about the island was awesome, he drove us around to the points of interst such as Blow Holes, Pointed out where the movie "The Firm" had the piece of the movie in the Cayman Island. Other historic growth about the island. Thank you Berres and Webster Tours for an exceeds expectation of this private excursion
June 3, 2019
Hell is located on Hell Road in West Bay. This area may be reached by taking the public bus from Georgetown. Buses which run on this route include WB2 and... read more WB3. Buses travel to the turtle farm, then Botswain Bay Road or Fountain Road, towards Hell Road. There are three gift shop areas which provide access to the Hell attraction. The first is to the far left, and is the original and oldest gift shop at the site. The predominantly red gift shop, has the words "Welcome to Hell" on the roof.
This gift shop was originally a post office between 1962-1985, and postcards "from hell", can still be purchased here. It is also known as 'the devils hangout". On the northern side of the building are two areas with spaces for you to place your head. One is a painting of the devil and the other of an angel. The main entrance to the gift shop is the eastern section of the building. On two sides of the building, you can take photos of "welcome to hell" painted in yellow against a red background. As you walk through the car park toward the lime stones which are the main attraction, look out for the hand painted sign which has "Devils Parking Only".
There is really not much to see, as a field of black lime stones doesn't really offer great photo ops. There are two wooden viewing areas. The area to the left offers the better views, and if you look carefully, you will see a wooden carving of the devil amongst the lime stones. The section to the right has a sculpture of the devil on the wooden platform. The sculpture is chained to the rails of the platform, and is a great photo op. It unfortunately needs painting, so is not in great condition now.
The second area has the current Hell Post Office, with three gift shops to the right. This is the more regularly visited area due to the spacious parking spaces and clean bathrooms. Photos are better here than the older gift shop. An expected cut out of the devil stands on the viewing area where you can place your head for a unique photo.
The third section is to the right, and is an orange arched opening which states “welcome to hell”. There is a gift shop here, and to the right a “Heaven Strawmarket”, which was closed when I visited. The real attraction here is the path to the left of the building which leads directly to the “Hell stones”. The expected cut out of the devil is also found here, but stay away from the wooden viewing area to the right, which is in need of repair. This area offers fantastic photos, as you are on the same level with the stones. Note that you are not allowed to walk on the stones, as there is wildlife living amongst them, and there is risk of injury from the sharp stones. To the right, the stones become covered by beautiful green vegetation which makes a great contrast for a photo.
The rock formation is said to be millions of years old. The natural rocks, known as phytokarst, have been eaten away by algae and ravaged by the elements over many years to create the black pointed shapes.
February 16, 2020
This was a nice spot to visit on Grand Cayman Island if you don't expect too much. They have a post office, a gift shop and free restrooms.
These... read more are limestone rocks known as a phytokarst. The rocks have been eroded by acid rain and carbonate loving organisms.
March 26, 2020
Great tour of Cayman with Wilmot. He was knowledgeable, accommodating and entertaining. Our tour ran late because we wanted to spend more time at a site. He didn't rush us.
July 15, 2019
We were visiting the island on a cruise and had read reviews prior. We went to Hero’s Sq and caught a local bus to Hell. The cost was only $5... read more for both of us, the journey took about 30 min .
On arrival we visited the various shops and post office - go to the Red store - surprised that the person behind the counter was even dressed as a devil - and almost as old.
We also looked at the rock formation - which were interesting.
There are no real bus stops you just stand by the crossroads and they stop to pick you up
December 16, 2022
Booked through Costco Travel. Shuttle service to and from the airport and the tours were excellent. Great way to see the island.
December 15, 2018
We made the journey to Hell to see the rock formations which were very interesting to look at. We stopped in The Devil's Hangout Gift Shop where the exceptionally friendly... read more staff told us more about the history of the formations.
February 5, 2023
Novolette was an awesome tour guide around Grand Cayman, Hell, and the Turtle Farm. She was knowledgeable, happy to take pictures, and overall enjoyable to be around. She... read more and Christian also provided great transportation to and from the airport. I genuinely appreciated their friendliness and fantastic customer service.
May 15, 2019
I'd heard about this place and had to visit. While on a cruise, we booked an island tour that included a visit to Hell. It was great!!!... read more The rock formation, apparently limestone, was amazing. I'd never seen anything like it in my life and there was a devil statue in the middle of the rocks. It almost looked like lava from a volcano. The gift shop was really cute and the staff all used the word hell in every sentence; it was hilarious. I purchased several tee shirts and post cards. Can't wait to receive my post cards with a post mark from hell.
February 15, 2023
Amusing to get postcards stamped, the actual area is behind the post office. 30 mins is more than adequate. Very sweet lady in middle shop.
February 22, 2020
My wife and I visited Grand Cayman (8day trip) in December 2018 with two other couples - decided to rent bikes (courtesy of Marriot Beach resort as guest) and took... read more a tour of the the west side of Grand Cayman. We decided to Bike to Hell....literally. Its a place of a few small cafe's, some tourist attractions and residential houses. The outlaying shoreline of Hell has these cool looking "jagged" rock formations. It took us about 5-6hrs to visit from Georgetown to Hell and back. Great time. We did visit a small resturant - called Alfresco Restuarant, a very small place overlooking the ocean. The food service was slow.....but is Island time, no hurry. We enjoyed a some fruity drinks and beer. I recommend this place.
As far as the Bicycles - they are simple and easy to use pedals and comfortable seats. Anyone can ride them. Just beware on some of the streets - they are narrow and cars/vans almost glance off you as they go by. The island people are extremely friendly. Go exploring - we met a great guy with a story about growing up on the island. cool stuff....can't wait to go back to Grand Cayman. Its not cheap though...
August 4, 2020
Interesting historical story that goes along with the place. My teenage daughters loved send postcards out to their friends with the post office from hell stamp on it.
July 5, 2022
I visited the crystal cave with my brother and sister and a group of 11 other people on a cruise we were on. Our driver was Mr. Wilmot. He... read more was super funny and professional. I sat next to him on the bus and he called...More
November 2, 2019
Everything I'd read about Grand Cayman said Hell was a not-to-be-missed attraction. But I found it to be completely underwhelming. Walk among unique rock formations, they said. But you're limited... read more to a boardwalk on the edge that limits you to one small section of the place. There was so much more to see - but only from a distance, meaning the rocks kinda blur together. The post office makes for a fun photo op, but nothing more if you don't send a postcard. We were there about ten minutes. Is it unique? Sure. Is it worth a stop? Meh - maybe. I'll give it 3 out of 5 for quirkiness, but this trip to Hell was anything but memorable.
July 18, 2022
A couple of years ago I stopped at the market in George Town. I bought numerous hand crafted item and regretted that I did not buy a beautiful Caymanite... read more Cross I saw. So this time we were in Cayman in Dec. 2018 and I stopped by the market to get that cross. I was greeted by the most friendly and awesome person named Rosemary. She truly made me fee so special and told me stories about the island and her culture. She shared such a touching story bout one of the items she made with a nativity scene and how the little donkey was so special to her when she was little. I talked with her for an hour enjoying every moment of her stories. In the end she was so thankful I listened with a caring ear and she gave me two of those nativities for each of my children, whom will keep those forever. I wanted to reach out to thank her for her kindness and sharing such wonderful stories and memories about her family. I highly recommend stopping by. There are so many beautiful items for sale.
February 21, 2019
Lots of cruise ship tourists,..........- naturally !
- Very friendly merchants, some interesting jewelry and baskets, T-shirts and dresses, lots of bags and hats with Cayman Islands prints..............
Sadly, the... read more grounds are full of trash ; plastic, cigarette butts, etc..............
March 23, 2019